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Becoming a Strategic Leader. Your Role in Your Organization's Enduring Success. 2nd Edition. J-B CCL (Center for Creative Leadership)

  • ID: 2586837
  • Book
  • 352 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Praise for the Second Edition of Becoming a Strategic Leader

"The architecture of CCL′s Leading Strategically Program supports our business strategy and the changes in our leadership culture we need to put those plans into action. Now CCL′s knowledge about strategic leadership is on hand in a book a trusted companion for our journey to sustainable, high performance."
Walter Bayly, CEO, Banco de Credito, and chief operating officer, Credicorp Group

"Why read and use this book? It can and will inspire and equip you to lead and learn in ways that affect lasting, enhanced performance within and across organizations. JFK said ′leadership and learning are indispensable to each other,′ and this book is a roadmap for harnessing their synergy."
Dana H. Born, Center for Public Leadership, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

"In–place business leaders must be constantly growing, learning, and evolving. Becoming a Strategic Leader provides real learnings, strategies, and ideas that work to make those leaders more effective and the organization more successful."
Raymond M. Burse, vice president and general counsel (retired), GE Consumer and Industrial, General Electric Company

"′Being strategic′ is an essential competency for all leading in today′s complex environment. Becoming a Strategic Leader offers a unique blend of theory, experience, and practical guidance, making the science and art of being a strategic leader tangible."
Ilene Wasserman, president, ICW Consulting Group, and CCL board member

"Chock–full of tips and tools, this book puts ′strategic′ within your reach with practical guidance for those seeking to learn this important skill."
Mary Ellen Smith, corporate vice president, Operations, Microsoft

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Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

About the Authors xvii

Introduction 1

1. What Is Strategic Leadership? 9

2. Strategic Thinking 53

3. Strategic Acting 105

4. Strategic Infl uence 145

5. Strategic Leadership Teams 197

6. Leadership Strategies for Superior Performance 229

7. Developing Strategic Leadership 259

Appendix A: Strategic Driver Paired–Voting Form 283

Appendix B: STRAT: Strategic Team Review and Action Tool 285

Appendix C: Using STRAT to Develop Your Strategic Leadership Team 291

Appendix D: STRAT Norm Data 299

Appendix E: Talent Sustainability Requirements 303

Appendix F: Leadership Strategy Plan Template 305

Appendix G: Action Learning Projects Criteria for Project Selection 309

References 311

Index 319

About the Center for Creative Leadership 327

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Richard L. Hughes
Katherine M. Beatty
David Dinwoodie
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